Rhythm Master (3)

Rhythm Master (3) has “half count” notes and rest. Take a look at them and study the cards to remember their looks, names, and values. TWO EIGHTH NOTE – 1 COUNT ONE EIGHTH NOTE – A HALF COUNT EIGHTH REST – A HALF COUNT DOTTED QUARTER NOTE – ONE & A HALF COUNT It seems…

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Rhythm Master (2)

These are the “rests”. One of the students named them “silent notes” and it is a very good name for these signs. Literally, you take a rest, or be silent for each value of the signs. There are only three cards in this group, and pay good attention to remember their looks, names, and the…

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Rhythm Master (1)

There are four different notes you want to learn first. Try to remember how they look, their names and their value. (All the note values stated here are how they would be counted in 4/4 time.)   WHOLE NOTE – 4 counts DOTTED HALF NOTE – 3 counts HALF NOTE – 2 counts QUARTER NOTE –…

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Fa La La La Branden, updated!

This is what Branden has achieved over a week. His video has become a sensation and an inspiration to the studio.     You can learn about his secret which got him this far if you check this last week’s post: Fa La La La, Branden! Well done, Branden! Now it’s time to make music! Yeah~~~

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Note Master (4) – line GBDF

Congratulations! You have come to Note Master (4) – line notes GBDF. It takes two steps to figure out these line notes. If you can say “yes” to these questions, you are ready to tell the line notes on the staff. Have you mastered the space notes – FACE for the treble and bass staff?…

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Note Master (3) – space FACE

This is the most favored set of notes by the students from Ludian Piano Studio : Note Master (3) space FACE notes! They are easy to remember and their places. They are space notes and each space notes can spell FACE altogether. Can you name the note which is on the second space from the bottom? It…

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Note Master (2) – bass BAG

Have you mastered the “Baby notes” on the treble staff? Now it’s time for “BAG” notes on the bass staff. It’s simple. Just spell BAG as if you are spelling for “BAG“! Ah, that C… Let’s say it’s just a bonus note. Would you remember it as an little extra note? 😀 Now when you…

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Note Master (1) – baby CDEFG

CDEFG These are first five notes you’d like to remember to become a note master, a.k.a. Yellow Card Card Master at Ludian Piano Studio. Also, we have given this group of notes a nickname, “Baby Notes“. Let’s practice these cute baby notes CDEFG with flash cards below. Challenge yourself how quickly you can name all the cards. Have…

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Family operas this weekend!

Do you have any plan for this long weekend? How about operas for families and children? Miami Music Festival presents a double bill presentaton (two shows at one event) of “L’ENFANT et les SORTILÈGES (The child and the magic spells)” by Maurice Ravel and “Gianni Schicchi” by Giacomo Puccini. For more information about the performance, follow…

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When Jayla smiles…

She was still 4 years old and this was her first song she figured out how to play by herself. The excitement, joy and satisfaction seen on her face would be any teacher’s greatest reward. Jayla, now 5, is still “proactive” in learning and playing… with her heavenly smiles. Go, Jayla, go!  

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